#1
i cant believe i didnt hear about this but it seems that the genius serial and experimental composer Karlheinz Stockhausen died last wednesday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7133571.stm

his music is extremely challenging and i think alot of people have trouble understanding it. even i struggle with his work, and my music teacher does and hes a royal college of music graduate and about 60 now. i could only find one suitable vid of one of his works, and i cant help but feel that the woman playing it has butchered his work really. its not a strong performance really.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=n4Nx-unHOOM&feature=related

anyways, stockhausen will be a real loss to music though alot of people will not realise it. hes influenced alot, from electronic to the beatles, and its sad to see i think probably the last great serial composer die.
#2
Not my kind of thing but R.I.P
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#3
rip...

and thanks for introducing me to a very interesting composer. I've been searching around- he's done some really innovative things,
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#5
Definetly not background music, unless you want to go insane.

Very interesting, I have several of his albums. Very creative.
#6
Could this thread please be moved to the 'Other' subforum in 'Bands and Artists'?